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Great Place to work 2012 for "Seniors"

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

Pros

1. Casual Work Environment
2. No need to inform your supervisor for Leaves, just take and then say "unplanned leave"
3. Full of extra curricular activities, nothing technical.
4. Informed (not Mock) Fire Drill every 6 months
5. Annual Party thrown at Five Star Hotel
6. Developes everything in software viz. DSP, drivers, embedded applications, user interface in india center only, but you won't get everything to learn because you will be tied up with just one module for years, after all they want to develop expertise for themselves.
7. Very Good in hand salary

Cons

1. No career growth
2. Either No or very high work pressure
3. Every hour verbal reporting, email reporting is additional
4. Management hardly knows people managment, just puppets of their foreign counterpart.
5. No defined criteria for promotions, may get based on your criticality
6. Reward program is extremely poor, basically management does not know when to reward an employee, for them it is always expected performance.

Advice to Management

Do some full time management course

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  1. The Optical / OTN Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's good to work with good equipments, good hardware and software. The company is not so big and well managed. There are a lot of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    As a small company, HR is not very good, specially if you are not an employee from the headquarters. Also the employment process is too slow. It takes 2, sometimes 3 months to complete the whole process of interviewing and hiring someone.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and cut some of the bureaucracy so the company can act faster if needed.

  2. One of the good places to work in Delhi NCR region (but not the great)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1. Good Work culture
    2. Decent facilities.

    Cons

    1. No career growth plan for employees.
    2. Discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    The management should be more empathy and affinity.

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